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Once Upon a Time in China (1991)

Hong Kong 134m, Colour
Director: Tsui Hark; Cast: Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Jacky Cheung, Rosamund Kwan, Kent Cheng

Once Upon a Time in China is a martial arts action film set in the 19th century about Western influences on Chinese people and their society. 62 mots de plus


Fondly Honouring the Spirits in August with an Animated Chinese Ghost Story

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

The Chinese Ghost Month is well at the mid-way mark, and this season is a time when spirits are said to roam the mortal realm. 546 mots de plus

Movie Reviews

XL Popcorn - Senso / Peking Opera Blues

List Item: Watch all of the “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”
Title: Senso
Director: Luchino Visconti
Year: 1954
Country: Italy

So I’m continuing my journey around the cinematic world as pain is progressing from the middle of my wrist into my elbow. 511 mots de plus

In Progress

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Andy Lau leads an all-star cast in Tsui Hark’s historical fantasy mystery

“That was your badge 8 years ago. I’m returning it to you. You shall be my Imperial Commissioner in charge of the Phantom Flame Case. 1 061 mots de plus


Peking Opera Blues

Release: 1986
Director: Tsui Hark
Screenplay: Raymond To
Starring: Brigitte Lin, Sally Yeh, Cherie Chung, Wo Ma, Mark Cheng, Cheung Kwok Keung, Ku Feng, Kenneth Tsang… 1 178 mots de plus

Film & TV

Moving pictures, #26


The Saragossa Manuscript*, Wojciech Has (1965, Poland). Imagine the Arabian Nights set in eighteenth-century Spain but with a Polish cast speaking Polish throughout, and you might get some of the flavour of… 1 662 mots de plus


The Taking of Tiger Mountain

An historical epic about war, adventure, spies, snowy landscapes… and tigers. What else can you ask for?

« Retribution comes to all, eventually. »

To understand what this film is about, a bit of historical background might be necessary for western audiences. 1 621 mots de plus